Ø National Informatics Centre    

       National Informatics Centre (NIC) is a premiere S&T institution of the Government of India, established in 1976, for providing e-Government / e- Governance Solutions adopting best practices, integrated services and global solutions in Government Sector.

     NIC was set up initially under the purview of Information, Planning and Analysis Group (IPAG) of the then Electronics Commission / the Department of Electronics (DOE). In 1987, it was shifted to the Union Planning Commission and in October 1999, to the newly formed Central Ministry of Information Technology, which later became Department of Information Technology of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

    Ø Achievements  

     NIC has emerged as a “prime builder” of e-government / e-Governance applications in government sector (national, state and local districts) as well as promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development, during more than a quarter century period.  NIC has institutional linkages through its ICT Network “NICNET”, with all the Departments/Ministries of the Central Government, 28 State Governments, 1 National Capital Territory of Delhi, 6 Union Territories, and about 602 District administrations of India. 

      NIC has been instrumental in steering e-Government / e-Governance applications in Government Ministries/Departments at Centre, States, District and Blocks, facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to people. 

  • NIC has been an active catalyst and facilitator in “informatics-led-development” programme of the government (could also be termed as an e-Government programme, an e-Governance Programme), enabling it to derive competitive advantage as well as to ‘reach out into India’ by implementing ICT applications in Social & public Administrations;

  • Establishment of Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) at Hyderabad.

    During the last 27 years, NIC has implemented many “network centric” applications software for Programme implementation in various ministries and departments, using state-of-the-art software tools.  “Reaching-Out-Into” and “Reaching-the-Unreached” Concepts were experimented and made operational by NIC through its various ICT Diffusion Projects through its 600 NICNET nodes located in district headquarters, even before the INTERNET Technology was introduced in this Country. During 1980s and early part of 1990s, the policy thrust was on creating a “decision support system” for development planning and responsive administration in governments (i.e. an earlier version of the present day “e-Governance” / “e-Government”).

      NIC has vast core expertise and experience in the design, development and operationalisation of various e-Government projects in the areas of Public Administration and Governance viz., Agriculture & Food, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry & Environment, Industry, Health, Education, Budget and Treasury, Fiscal Resources, Transport, Water Resources, Court Management, Rural Development, Land Records and Property registration, Culture & Tourism, Import & Exports facilitation, Social Welfare Services,  Micro-level Planning etc. 


    NIC  has played a major role in the information revolution at district level, state level and national level  by implementing various  Information Technology projects in Central and Centrally  Sponsored Sector Programmers  As a major step in ushering “e-Governance”, NIC has been involved implementing “e-Governance agenda” of the Central Government with respect to:  

  • Internet/Intranet Infrastructure (PCs, Office productivity tools, Portals on Business allocation)  upto Section officers levels;

  • IT empowerment of Officers/Officials & Capacity Building

  • ICT Enabled Services (G2G, G2E, G2C and G2B)

  • ICT Plans for Sectoral Informatics Development;

  • Business Process Re-Engineering 

  • “NIC is, perhaps, the only S&T organization which has the infrastructures  to perform the functions of four different service providers envisaged in the Convergence Communication Bill 2000, namely:

    • Network Infrastructure  Facility Provider (NIFP)

    • Network Services Provider (NSP)

    • Application Service Provider (ASP)

    • Content ASP”

      Ø  NIC District Centre , Dhule -  

District Informatics Centre , Dhule was started functioning from July – 1989 with the main objective of setting up ICT culture in Dhule District.  .

      Ø Main Objectives of NIC  
  • Technical support to all the government departments in Dhule District

  • To provide Network Backbone & e-Governance support to Central Government, State government, Districts and other Government bodies.

  • Training to various users in the district.

  • To offer wide range of ICT services including Nationwide Communication Network (known as NICNET) for decentralized planning. These services also email, internet and video conferencing facilities.

  • To implement information Technology projects of Central Government, State Government & District Administration sponsored projects at District Collectorate, Zilla Parishad and various government departments.

       Ø Infrastructure –  
  This center currently having following ICT Infrastructure  in use-   


    Name of Item



    Wipro Netpower  Server



    Linux client



    Wipro Slimline PC’s



    SkyBlaster Vsat connectivity (NICNET )



    Rack with Router and Switch for 2-MBPS leased  line connectivity



    Laser Printer



    Switch – 24 Port



    Video Conferencing Facility ( At Control room)

    1 Set


    UPS – 2-KVA



    UPS – 5- KVA


      Ø Activities  

Following major projects are implemented and/or giving ICT support by NIC , Dhule 


Sr. No.

Project Name

Implemented At


 Land Record Management Information System ( LMIS )

 All Tahsil Offices


 Property Card Information System ( PCIS )

 All TILR offices and 1 CTSO Office


 Common Integrated Police Application ( CIPA )

 14- Police stations in District



 All APMC’s in District


 Record Room Information System ( RRIS )

 At Collectorate , and  main  branches from ZP, Dhule


 Computerized Document & Index Search System   (CODISS)

 All TILR Offices and 1-CTSO Office


 National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ( NREGA )

 EGS Branch


 Computerization and Computer Networking of Consumer  Forums ( Confonet )

 District Consumer Forum , Dhule


 Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project ( IDSP)

 DHO,ZP & Govt. Medical College



 Supply Branch


 Design ,Development and maintaining the official web site of  District , Dhule

 Collectorate , Dhule


 NICNET-MAHANET Integration  Project

 Collectorate , Dhule


 Rainfall and Crop watch System .

 Agriculture department


 Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

 Planning Department


 Budget Distribution System ( BDS)

 Government Offices in District


 Backward Region Grant Fund ( BRGF )

 DRDA, Dhule


 Habitation Survey

 Zilla Parishad


 All India School Education Survey

 Education Department Zilla Parishad


 Web RuralSoft

 DRDA Dhule


 BPL Survey

 DRDA  Dhule